Social Networking


Posted by on November 11, 2010

This past week MBS Direct hosted the Xplana conference in Columbia. Xplana launched this past summer and is being heralded as a mashup of Facebook,, Google reader, Ning and Elgg (plus or minus a couple other web 2.0 sites). At it’s core, as James Roberts, Director of Institutional Programs for Xplana tells us, it’s […]

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Do Conversations Matter in Web 2.0?

Posted by on June 27, 2008

Dr. Trent Batson, who also wrote an article on the irrelevance of paper-based instruction, has written a new article for Campus Technology–"Learning in the Webiverse: How Do You Grade a Conversation?" Dr. Batson first introduces his article with an anecdote of a colleague of his who monitored students’ postings to Blackboard. Students who simply posted […]

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Using Facebook for Creating Study Groups

Posted by on May 15, 2008

Some time ago, Campus Technology published an article about a student in Toronto who set up an online study group inside Facebook. At its peak, his group included 146 students. However, the instructor for the class didn’t approve, so punished the student (Chris Avenir) by charging him with academic misconduct. The homework questions counted for […]

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